Foreign journalists chat after attending a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on March 18. At least 13 American journalists, from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, stand to be expelled from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the US. Photo: AP Foreign journalists chat after attending a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on March 18. At least 13 American journalists, from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, stand to be expelled from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the US. Photo: AP
Foreign journalists chat after attending a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on March 18. At least 13 American journalists, from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, stand to be expelled from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the US. Photo: AP

Letters | How China is hurting own national interests by barring US reporters from Hong Kong

  • Barring journalists representing prominent US news outlets from working in Hong Kong will alienate Hongkongers, and go against Beijing’s goal of national unity
  • The controversial Wall Street Journal headline may have helped to unite the Chinese people and attracted sympathy from other countries had China not retaliated

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Foreign journalists chat after attending a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on March 18. At least 13 American journalists, from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, stand to be expelled from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the US. Photo: AP Foreign journalists chat after attending a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on March 18. At least 13 American journalists, from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, stand to be expelled from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the US. Photo: AP
Foreign journalists chat after attending a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on March 18. At least 13 American journalists, from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, stand to be expelled from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the US. Photo: AP
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